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The Weekly Read: Greatest Gifters in Albuquerque

Miss me with all that win-win solution bovine excrement

While scrolling through Instagram over the weekend I happened upon a post by @greatestgifters. According to their bio, they are a gratitude journal you write for one person as a gift. Their tagline says: “Take your daily gratitude practice to the next level.” This weekend’s post showed four Black people wearing yellow safety vests doing what looked like street sanitation work on what looked like a quiet tree-lined street. The caption read: “In Albuquerque, a city worker drives around asking the homeless if they want to work for the day. If they say yes, they work five hours a day for $9 hour and after are taken to a health center where they are offered food, shelter and other services. The caption read: “Sounds like a win-win solution.”

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SSW Radio: Lena Waithe Talks The Chi, Personal Histories for Women’s History Month, and More

Todd MacMillan

This week on SSW Radio we talked with South Side native Lena Waithe about her show The Chi; checked in on community developments in Woodlawn, South Shore, and Jackson Park; and highlighted the personal histories of three South Side women